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    She Helped South Korea in Its Time of Need. In the Pandemic, It Repaid Her.

    Decades ago, a young American woman served an impoverished South Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer. Now the country is an economic powerhouse, and it decided to send her a token of its gratitude. ​

    South Korea Detains North Korean Who Crossed Demilitarized Zone

    The man breached the Koreas’ heavily armed land border, triggering an extensive manhunt in the South, officials said.

    University of South Carolina Cracks Down on Greek Houses for Virus Violations

    Disciplinary action is taken over parties and large gatherings as cases mount on campus.

    In South Korea’s New Covid-19 Outbreak, Religion and Politics Collide

    The Sarang Jeil Church in Seoul has been a magnet for thousands of conservative Christians who fear their country is turning communist under President Moon Jae-in. Many have contracted the coronavirus.

    For Mom in South Korea, Sending a Child Back to School Was Worth the Risk

    The safety measures in place, like glass partitions and reduced classroom sizes, eased her worries. Plus, Korean children “are even more obsessed about wearing masks than adults,” she said.
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    2,252,164
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